With the federal government engaged in a de facto unconstitutional occupation across some two thirds of Utah’s territory, citizens of the state and their elected representatives have had just about enough. So, on December 31, the State of Utah is formally demanding that Washington, D.C., relinquish control over more than 30 million acres of valuable land currently controlled by various federal bureaucracies.

While apparatchiks for an all-powerful U.S. government and far-left activists are fuming over the plan, Utah lawmakers, citizens, and experts say the time has come for the state to manage — and profit from — its own resources. Constitutionally speaking, experts say the lands should have gone to state control decades ago, as the federal government promised.

 It was a reporter’s dream story and every young man’s dream: A New York City schoolboy made $72 million trading stocks during his lunch breaks. But it turned out it was a false story, a reporter’s nightmare, and another bad break for the media, whose reputation was already reeling from the University of Virginia rape fiction.

 

Speaking to both military and civilian personnel at Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on December 15, President Obama thanked the troops for their extraordinary service and noted that “after more than a decade of war, our nation is marking an important milestone.”

Out-of-control government spending continues, unimpeded by Republicans who helped Democrats to pass the cromnibus spending bill.

Hospitals and free clinics across the nation are closing due to ObamaCare, which is also causing care to be rationed.

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